Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 8, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 8, 1873 Page 6
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6 MONEY AND COMMERCE MONETARY. Wednesday Evening, May 7. The money markets, both East ntul West, seem well supplied with lonnablo funds. In this market, no borrower who is entitled to bank ac commodation need go without it, and any ono who can produce good collaterals can got mouoy in tho street at 10 per contpor annum. In Boston and Now Yofk deposits at tho a largo Increase during tho last throo weeks ,aud in tho latter city money is down to plethora rates. Currency is much more rapidly circulated throughout nearly all parts of tho United Slates than it was throe weeks ago when tho money markets of Boston and Now York were so strin gent. Bomomboring this, and contrasting, tho easy condition of things now with tho condition then, people will regard with & smile the gravity with which tho inflationists argued that tho stringency was duo to a “deficiency of cur rency." Now York exchange was scarcer to-day, with laics at 25c to 500 per SI,OOO discount. WESTERN COHN VOU THE SOUTH. For years before tho war and over since, tho people of tho Southern Slates have boon pro .essed advocates of free trade, and yet it has al ways been tho habit of tho Southern newspapers to urge upon the planters tho necessity of plant ing a largo area or corn at tho expense of tho area of cotton, in order to bo independent of tho corn-producers of tho Wool. Tho ffolly of this Srotoctionist doctrine. which tho pooplo of tho outh havo boon blindly practising for so many gears, has at length found an assailant in Gov, mitn, of Georgia, who demonstrates, in a letter to the Indianapolis Journal, that tho animal de ficiency in tho crop of corn m the South, which has in past years averaged about 50,000,000 bushels, is rapidly increasing, and that If the people of the South follow the.mistaken policy of trying to be independent of the West by raising their own corn at the expense of a large-portion of their product of cotton, they will have to pay $50,000,000 per annum and up ward for tho privilege. Qov. Smith shows that to supply tho annual deficiency of 50,000,000 bushels of com would require tho cultivation of 5,000,000. acres. Tho same aoroago devoted to cotton culture would produce 1,250,000 bales. Fixing tho price of cotton at 15 cents per pound and com at $1 per bushel, tho loss to tho South would bo $50,000,000 annually. , Turning to tho report of tho Bureau of Agri culture for the year 1871, wo find that tho five States of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Ton nosso, and Arkansas devoted 7,176,000 acres of their host land to tho production of com, and raised on this area an aggregate of 110,500,000 .bushels, worth, In those States, an aggregate of $88,231,600. Had ono-half of this area of land boon planted in cotton it wonld havo produced at least 1,000,000 bales of cotton, worth at least $70,000,000. Even if a liberal allowance is made for somo Increase in the coat of com. in consequence of a smaller homo supply in tuo south, the difference in tho value of tho two crops to the Southern producer would bo $25,000,000. Make still an additional allowance of $10,000,000 for tho greater expense of cultivating cotton than com, on the 8,500.000 acres, and it would leave a not balance of at least $16,000,000 In favor of planting the land in cotton instead of com. ’ When tho entire com crop of the five above mentioned Southern States is compared with tho 203.000,000 bushels of com raised that year in Illinois alone, it ought to convince tho pooplo of tho Southern States that an additional 'deficiency of 50,000,000 bushels of corn in the South could bo supplied from the enormously-increasing production of lowa, Illinois, and Indiana, without causing any great rise in tho price. Tho greatest obstacle however to tbo South supplying itself with cheap com from tho West lies in tho exorbitant charges of tbo railroads for transporting it. Com can bo taken from Cairo to Nashville by steamboat. for 15 cents per bushel and pay tho carrier a good profit, hut from Nashville to At lanta, Georgia, tho rates of freight are such that com which can bo bought, say, in Cairo, for 30 cents por bushel, costs SI.OO per bushel deliv ered m Atlanta. If Qov. Smith, of Georgia, wants cheap com in tho South, ho should direct bis artillery against tho Nashville & Chatta nooga and the Western & Atlantic Rail road Companies, who charge somewhere near 50 cents por bushel for carrying corn a distance of 283 miles-from Nashville to Atlanta, and the Southern papers should not only help him, but should cease their advice to Southern planters to plant com for tbo sake of being independent of tho West. THE CREDIT UODILIER SUIT. As tho character of tho proposed suit of tho United States against tho Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Credit Mobilior Company was not generally understood at tho time Mo law of Congress providing for it was givotho following from a Boston paper, winch says it will be a bill in equity with j wo objects. Tho first will bo to force tho 1 acifio sharehold ers to pay into the <i ' < “® ar 3 r the cdrporalioa the oar vaV* , .1 P aid stock, as domand ftrtor» bufc wb ich was issued for for pis than its par; tho second to force tho share holders of tho Credit Mobilier to restore to tho Union Pacific their inordinate profits upon their construction contract, the receipt of which has Weakened the security upon the Government loan to toe readmit is reported that Caleb Cushing. Wilhijn M. Evarta, and Benjamin R. Curtis are w bo tho counsel of tho Union Pacific. LOCAL STOCK AND BOND MAH KIT. Messrs. Lunt, Preston «k Kean quote as fol lows this afternoon; W0.0f’62 *'«?»; o*2o. of ’64 } “ft JJS* a*2o.of’os jjs# 5*20“ of ’CS, Jan, and July 118 llfl»5 I-20a of *67, Jan, and July 110 V 120' WOsof »68, Jan. aud July 117;* iifS Gold and Gold Coupons 110’* iitj* Gold Exchange / * Bterllng Exchange ’ loS’s.'aiO'J*' Northern Pacific Gold 7-30s 100 &inL Chicago City 7a * v t iSt! Cook County 7a OOM&lSt Illinois, County and Township 10s. 02Q95 ™ ... * REAL ESTATE. The following instruments wers filed for rec ord on Wednesday, May 7: CITY raOPEBTT. Ashland av, bet North av and Blanche et, wf, 25 ft lo alley, dated April 29 ; consideration, SI,OOO, Calumet av, near s w cor of Twentieth at, of, 37#x 177# ft, dated April 21; consideration, $16,037. North av, o of and near Sedgwick at, a f, 24 ft to. alley, dated April 11; consideration, $3,250. Brown at, near so cor of Wright, wf, Lot 4, with Im provements, dated Jan, 11; consideration, $1,705, West Adams et, so cor of Wood, af, 27x140 ft, dated April 28; consideration, SII,OOO. Auburn st, near s w cor of Oneida, of. "Siiao ft dated May 7: consideration, $1,012, * ** JGeo!* ”> 30 > “■ d “ l « d eo I n.Uer:honfsK ,>l,, ‘‘' ' '' ‘' Archer av, bet Lock st and Church nlaee n ■» t 22 8-10x100 ft, dated May 2; consideration, $2,000. * Pine st, no cor Erie at, wf, n .uin* April 21; consideration, $16,000. » tod Lake et, east of and near Dearborn st. s f. 20xfio ft dated April 30; consideration, $16,000, 1 * Twelfth st, near s e cor of Paulina at, n f. Lot 80, dated May 6 ; consideration, $1,700, * av, 25 ft south of Thlrty-aovonlh at, e f. 25 ft, dated April 9; consideration, $950, * Western av, 60 ft n of Ulrach st, of, 25x120 4-10 ft. dated May 7; consideration, $760. * Lot 28 and o 22 ft of Lot 27, in Block 2, of s 10 of n * * Ba °- «• ia - dß ‘ Bd 7“ *SSfST StA&SZ, 5.“ 0 '• Lot 01 - Lot 31, In Block 2, In Assessor's o V of n w v Ra* o 60,14, dated April 25; coDHlderatiom $1,350. * * Lota 83 and 34, In Block 2, lu Mary Smith's Lot 3 of aoVtwoo? 0 - ' aM3 ’ North av, 75 ft w of Wcalom av, n f, 25x125 ft. dated May 7; consideration. SBOO, «» uaiea Kconon st, wof and near Ashland av, af. 24 ft to alley, dated April 17; consideration, $625/ 1 Fifth av, so cor of Jackson st, wf, 200x100 ft, dated April JU; consideration, $120,000. Hamilton M. Wat. rath to Bore, Bowen tc Bass, , Thirty-ninth at, w /, 181/xOO r/W 1 wU “ bulldla ff» dal(jd “ay 1; consideration, A n ‘! 3 >l“ " e Block 27, 800. 33, 39, 14, dated May 7 ; consideration, S6OO. tit Lot 80 of Smith's Lots 23 and 24, of Block 6. of Hen- S ' ,o3, ■ 33 ‘ “• d “ ,Ci Jx*ts 26 and 27, fn b M of Block fl. of w i/n v v Rnn ««ch J 4i,. Dodl Ximw > datcd NORTH OV CITY LIMITS, w # of Lot 0, in Block 4, of o# beo 29 40 U datn,! Hay 0 i couiWr.Hou, $5,1)60. ’ '“• a “ l< " 1 SOUTH or CITY LIMITS, Lois 13 to 10, iu Ulock 3 of Lo«b h Harris’ flubflivi 800 “ Lot 15 of BUles'Lots 21. 28, and 29, Town of Brlob. on, dated April JS i cone/dorallon, mm. r ' B " Lot 7, Iu Ulock 30, Origins! Town of Hyde Park, dated tpril 8; consideration, $3,600. 1 Lot 56, Jn Duncan’s Ulock 7of Taylor’se wof nvy Ice i, 38, H. dated April 17: consideration, 11.600, * Lois 1 and i In Division 23, and Lot 1 In Division 26. til In Ulock 1 of Carr's Uesubdlvlslon of Kodtlo's s w ion |iw& 860 p » 8a » li » (Ut ® d April 80J consider- Lot 17, In Block n of n 74 roitu of n 6 V 800 4. 38.14 dated May 7 ,* conntdcratlon, SBOO. ’ Ju “" 3 ' “»■ n Baino i dated May 0; conßldoration, between Uatßtod and Hoy nts. n f, Hi°OW 10l2 ° 8 ' ° * l » dototl April 1 * consideration! 1 /° l4a t lofnWnw *of a w 800 0, 38, 14. dated Fob, 24; conHlderatlon, f4i)U, . acres in Uluckloy'n n w H of ro * 800 B, 38,14, dalcd.Aprillßj consideration, $4,200. 1 COMMERCIAL. Wednesday Evening, May 7. Tho following wore tho receipts and shipments of tho loading articles of produce In Chicago during tho past twenty-four hours, and for tho corresponding date ono year ago: 11KOEIPIH. Btni'MENTB. , 1873. 1872. 1873. 187 aT Flour, brill 8,000 8,200 12,802 8.133 Wheat, bU 29,820 13,300 200,318 17,302 Corn, bu,..; 60,700 167,120 146,107 112,160 Gala, bu 83,280 17.101, 27,783 19,127 «yo, bu 1,438 8,8.14 1,887 ' 1 665 Barley, bu 2,489 . 3,760 2,011, 0 214 Grass seed, lbs 00,030 107,380 67,008 30,042 Flax Bocd, lbs 8,000 6 600 ...... Broom corn, 1bt.... 0,800 14,000 21,057 .. Cured meats, 1ba.... 125,010 890,219 647 025 352.992 Beef, brlfl M 00 2 Fork, brli 100 • CIO 1,241 £»rd, lb 10,600 09,660 110,600 00 020 Tallow, lbs 70,060 7,020 25,446 6 000 Butter, lbs 37,000 47,085 2,100 0850 Dressed hogs, No.. ...... , . J- 1 *" liogn, Mo B,<oo 7,018 0,000 ’ 6.280 Outlie, Mo 3,151 1557 3 aSJ '(j? Sheep, Mo 7001 405 ..... Hide., lbs.. . 63,880 220,180 88,000 lI’.XM Ulghwlnoj, hrla— 344 297 301 ’lOl Wool, Ibl.. 33,170 32,170 100,200 88,810 Potfttoofl, bu 10,630 0,283 4 010 1 3 307 Lumber, mft 2,077 2,071 3 401 032 Shingles, m 2,000 a,740 1 240 1,335 S»lt, brl 8,0031 6,253 | 1,3011 608 Withdrawn from store yesterday for city con sumption: 8,320 bu wheat; 1,261 bu com; 0,120 bu oats; 1,939 bu rye; 1,911 bu barley. Tho following grain has been inspected into store this morning, up to 10 o’clock: 20 cars wheat; 174 cars com; 0,000 bu No. 2 do, by canal; 23 cars oats; I cor barley. Total (224 cars), 08,- 000 bu. i A few of the most demonstrative members of tho Board of Trade wore quietly informed thi® morning that they must henceforth behave them selves, or submit to discipline. The notification was not given too soon, and the groat majority of tho members hope fervently that tho rule will bo insisted on. It is too bad that men who go there to do business should bo annoyed by tho antics of half a dozen clowns who havo no other way to obtain notice than by making nuisances of themselves. Tho Directors should include in the list of their surveillances tho members who make it*o daily practice to appropriate tho desks and chairs sup posed to bo intended for reporters. That is an other nuisance, which is unmitigated oven by a polite expression. Tho com arriving by canal is still mostly in spected as rejected, though tho only boat-load in to-day was rated as No. 2. But wo note that there is no complaint. Pooplo are becoming generally satisfied that tho Inspectors are doing their duty, and tho principal cause for complaint does not seem to ho regarded. That is, that a good deal of tho com which arrived hero during tho winter was inspected as No; 2, though it was really no bettor than this which is now being jasaed as rejected. Our inspection of grain has acked uniformity in tho past, but there is hope that this grave defect will havo boon removed with tho exit of tho grain that was in our bins previous to tho late change in Inspection. There s nothing to bo gained by letting down grades, and everything to loso by having different stand ards In different houses. There is no doubt that wo had an honest inspection before; but tbo grain trade now wants an efficient ono, which will recall tho confidence that Eastern buyers used to have in this market, and Justify it in the future. Under an uncertain sys tem of inspection tho business of shipping grain falls largely into tho hands of .the specula tive fraternity, who take it out of the wav of their option trades, while with a certain sys'toin a legitimate shipping business might always bo expected that would bo operated on small but sure profits, and thus add to tho present selling value of every bushel of grain that is raised in tho Northwest; ) THE MARKETS. t The leading produce markets wore generally j somewhat stronger to-day, and oomo of them f were more active, while there was a fair inquiry j in all departments, principally of tho speculative : °, nler * -the shipping raovomout was again rather > slow, though a fair outward movement in grain . is reported for yesterday. The rain of last evon i lU 6 the overcast skies of to-day, though not constituting a storm in the ordinary souse of tho word, wore yet sufficient to cause some anxiety, because they followed a season of much wet, ana sezmod to indicate a settled policy in tho diroo tion of moisture too plentiful this year, to ho agreeable. The only new feature of interest noted fn con nection <vith tho drygoods market was tho de velopment of an easier feeling in certain brands of prints,—tho weakness in aolno instances amounting to a reduction of a >£c. Aside from this there was no perceptible softening of prices. Tho mail order business continues good, and tho distribution was liberal, in tho aggregate. Gro ceries wore moving to a moderate extent at sub stantially former quotations. Sugars and cof fees were more active than other articles in tho list, and were more firmly hold, the tendency in both of those staples being upward. Syrups, molasses, and teas were quoted dull and easy. Rico, soaps, and spices ruled steady. The butter market continues weak and unsettled, but, aside from lo decline In roll, there were no quotable changes. Low grades are accumulating, but of* choice qualities there la no surplus. Baccimr was quiet at former rates. Qhooso remains in ?i * * and nom hi a l* No changes wore noted in the fish, canned goods, or dried fruit markets. Hides woro weak aud declined a Oils, paints, leather, and tobacco wore unchanged. The trade in lumber was fair, tho quoted prices being generally adhered to. At tho wholesale market an improved demand is noticed and a bettor feeling exists among dealers. Lath on track are easier, now quoted at $2.75(5)3.00. Metals and tinners’ stock wore quiet, yesterday's quotat ons being continued, except for tin plate, which is 500 lower. Shoot iron is also a shade easier. Iron and steel mot with tho usual de mand, ot about former ratos.SNaila were in mod erate request and. weak at for 10@C0d. There was no change In building materials. Tho inquiry for wool is confined to the im mediate necessities of Western manufac turers. Prices are without quotable change. Broom corn was in fair request and steady. ? ood waa m m °dorato demand ot $3.40 @4,00; clover was dull and nominal; Hunga rian and millet mot with a fair inquiry at yester day a prices. Potatoes woro unchanged. The demand for green fruits was fair, all choice offerings ruling firm. Poultry was in moderate Highwinos woro in good demand, aud again H° per brl higher, being in light stock, while the advance m corn tended also to cause a firmer tb , OUR k Now York was unchanged till ou^nSSfSl i VI,OD ebo CftU ß ht tho spirit of k St oa or .° "Ported of 200 hrls at “ ndth ° oloooa strong doolhin of oi Sm,t W ? r0 mo f° " cliv °. “t & further iLn b 1 V E? r bu °“ q«otoa rates to Buffalo, though probably not really weaker than f , or tw ,° ° r .!S‘ » J by sail was taken at Do, aud 09m to do was nominal at 8;Y@8jio: wliilo a h.g vessel was offered for oats at 0m Wheat to 14i? BB ’pl n WOa i 0,I ? rod nt 160, end corn lo do at at ifia nn£°ißn to , Now York aro unchanged, Kill & i,5 00 i lb ?’ a “ aaoto Boeton at Mo. A total of 13 charters was reported, which will i5 r K.I $: ouo bu ’ Th6at ' &«» t“2S i;™ 1 ™ quiet, hut eloadlor. Mesa ntraneor {haS* oior in? dom “ nd ’ o'"! somewhat : stronger than on ’Change yesterday thom»h o. shade easier than last oyonfiig. Lwd wSfIS ' !t J ft r ? n i B / or V T Pi 0r tliro ° r °und lots, and firm i fnZSti orday i a 011 Hldo quotations. Moats wore ' inactive and unchanged. Tho provision trades 1 are now pretty well settled up, and wo shall 1 probably see but little done in that 1 corner till after the’ summer mouths J Tho market closed at tho following rongi 1 of prices: Moss pork, cash or nolle? do “°" or Juno, *17,10 @17.46 i do sollor July, t17.70@17.70. : lard, cash or seller May, 88.85@8.1K) • iln 1 seller Juno, *'J.l2X@'| do seller July 1 Slv ,l ot . l ,icklod hams quoted at 1 10@12o. Diy salted moats quotahlo at OXfflCVo • for shoulders; BK@Bo for short ribs f and I o@3Ko for short clear. Boicd ohouldora o}fi@7o. English moots. oJi@U,>/o for short ribs j oH'@oXi) for short clear. Bacon is nuot- BUouldors ' 10 X° for clear ribs, lOMo for abort clear, and 13@MJfo for hams, all Me nn'ki^nl 88 , b6o l’ t'J.oo@'J.2s; extra moss do, »0.00@10.28| hoof home, *28.00@28.60. City tallow, groaso quotable at 6ir@oKo, THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1873, BMob wore reported of 260 brls moss pork Holler 817*25; 1,000 brls- do Boiler Juno at $17.60} 800 brln do Holler July at $17.86} 500 brls do at $17.80 ; COO brls do at $17,761 260 brln do at $17.70 } 1,260 tea lard eollor Juno ab $0.16; 1,000 tea do at $9.12% | CO (ca spring rendered ab $8.06. ° Flour wan Ju ratbor light demand, but ruled firm, In sympathy with wheat, and buyers wore obliged to pay full prlcoa, though a good many of tno Bales were again reported t.” A fair export demand was quoted from Now York. Bran was active and lower. Bales woro reported of 100 brls wblto winter extras on private terms { 100 brls.Bpring extras ab $7.00; CO brls do at $0.00; 200 brls do ab SO.CO ; 1,000 brls do on private terms; 100 brls spring superfinos ab cl.lC} 100 brls do at $4.10; 100 brls do ab $3.251 100 brls rye flour at $4.40. Total, 2,450 brls. Also 10 tons bran ab $ll.OO, delivered 00 tons do ab $ll.OO, on track ; 10 tons do ab $10.60. Tho following woro the quotations ab the (Jose: Fair to choice while winter extras.... ..$10.50 @ll.OO Hot! winter extra 7.00 @ 8.80 Good to choice spring extras 0,00 @0.75 Low to medium ' 4,75 @ 5,75 Mlnucsotaa (patent) fl.ofl @ll,OO Good to fancy Minnesota (J. 60 @B.OO Spring BUpcrfluca » a.OO @ 4,70 Ky* flour 4.1s @ 4.40 Bran 10.C0 @ll.OO Wheat was more ootivo.than yesterday, and quite strong, averaging %o higher under a brisk demand, principally from tho speculative ele ment. Ono operator alone filled In 215,000 bu of shorts for next month, and many others bought in lessor amounts. The weather, was again bad. and Liverpool and Now York woro both quoted firmer, • with diminished stocks at tho latter point} but tho principal cause of tho increased strength yesterday and to-day seems to bo tho fact of a liberal export movement, with light re- ’ coipts. Arrangements have boon made this week and last, by ono party nlouo, to ship out half a million bu, which will leave scarcely a mil lion bu of No. 2 in atorei and others aro shipping out by lake and by rail at a much more rapid rate than tho wheat comes in. This mado. many of tho shorts nervous, some being oven apprehen sive of a corner In wheat, especially os it la be lieved that the calculations of a cornering party would not bo interfered with, as they wore last year, by tho taking la of almost everything offered, and making it apply on contracts for No. f. Of course tho surmise is an improbable ono, but it Is not without its weight: and tho sharpness of the situation may bo Judged from tho fact that, although there aro believed to bo a good many shorts out yot for this month, regular No. 2 spring has commanded a premium of %o over tho option for two or throe days past. Prices wore also strengthened somewhat by a further - decline. In- freights. Seller Junoonenodatsl.27%, declined to $1.27%, andadvaucod to $1,2855, but closed easier ai $1.28. Seller tho month sold at $1.26@1.27%. closing at $1.20.%. Strictly fresh receipts of No. 2 spring closed nominal at $1.27%. Seller last half sold at $1.26%@1.27%. No.' 3 spring was fi f“» S!? 8 * a JP Qt sl*l7 } and rejected do was strong, at SI.OO. Cash sales were reported of 49,800 bu at sl-27%} 16.000 bu do at $1.27%; 72,800 bu do at $1.27%; 20,000 bu do at $1.27%! 27.400 bu do at $1.27; 6,000 bu do at $1,20%; 27.000 bu do at $1.20%10,000 bu do at $1,265? l? , ?S?j >u A°n a l 3l - 800 bu No - 3 spring!U | fl*l7%} 4,800 bu do at $1.17%; 2,800 bu do at 1 81.17%} 1,200 bu do at $1.17; 800 bu rejected do at $1.00; 400 bu by sample at $1.40; lOObudo at $1.80; 800 bu do at SI.BO. Total, 262,200 bu. .Corn was moro active, and avoragod fully %c higher, tho greatest appreciation being on cash lots, which woro ingood shipping demand, while there was a freer buying of fresh receipts for carrying against options. AVo have a good deal of com hero, but receipts aro unusually small for tho season, and not much country-owned com is now offered. It is widely thought that, of tho corn still at country points, as much will bo Hold back as possible, as present prices do not offer much inducement to soil, especially with tho increased possibilities of failure on tho next crop, nonce tho short interest have boon free buyers, and as tho decline in freights is widening tho shipping prospect, there is moro of a disposition to invest, for futuro. Sollor Juno opened at 40% c, declined to 40% c, ad vanced to 40% c, and closed at 40%0, Seller tho month or regular No. 2 sold at 38%rf538%0, dos ing at 38%0. Strictly fresh receipts dosed with holders at 39%0; seller July sold at 42%@42%cj and seller August at 43%- @4lo, dosing at 43% c. Cash sales woro reported of 21,400 bu No. 2 at 89% c; 4,800 bu do at 09%o; 4,000 bu do at 80%0 5 10,000 bu do, regular, at 38%o; 80.000 bu do at 38550; 65,000 bu do at 88% c 20.000 bu do at 38%o; 25,000 bu do at 38%o; 2.400 bu rejected at3Cc; G,400 bu do at 35%0: 6.000 bu do at 35% c: 4,000 bu do at 85%o; {L2O6 bu do at 350; 4,800 bu by sample at 88c. Total. 197.000 bu. * Oats worp loss active, but advanced %o porbu. in sympathy with other grain, with a good specu lative demand at prices which holders would not accept; hence comparatively little trading. Sollor tho month, or regular, opened at 31%0, and advanced to 81%0 at tho dose, with car-lota of fresh receipts in demand at 31%0. Seller Juno sold at 03%@33%0, and seller July at 34%0. Cash sales woro reported of 3,600 bu at 815£ c • 2.400 bu at 31% c; 15,000 bu at 31%o; 10.000 bu at3l%c; 15,000 bu at 81%o; 1,800 bu rejected ataOVo; 1,200 bu do at 30% c; COObu do at 800. Total, 49,600 bu. Byo was in good demand, and %@lo higher, boipS, lll i‘B bt fl «PPly* Sales were reported of 7.000 bu No. 2at 69% c, and 400 bu do at 690. Barley was quiet, but lo higher on No. 2, with a corresponding firmness iu other grades, there being very little offered. No. 2aold at76@850: No. 3 was quoted at 63@C80, and rejected at 45@500; the Inside in the Book Island, .and the ontside m other houses. Cosh sales woro : 400’bu No, 2 at 85o; 400 bii do at 750 ; 400 bu rejected at 600 ; 1,200 bu by sample at 000 ; 400 bu do at 800 ; 400 bu do at 720. Total, 8,200 bu. 00a nABDOB-MABTEn. wo publish tho following letter, as an act of partial justice to oar excellent Harbor-Master • and only regret that It does not give tho rights of the story. As wo understand ft, tho diflQculty is principally, or altogether, owing to tho fact that the Harbor-Master wishes to give all on equal chance, and will not submit to tho dictum of two or throe lumber-brokers, who want to do cldo what shall or shall not bo offered on tho market. Probably if Capt. Bfcoolo had ordered a certain boat-load of cedar-posts away about a wook ago, so that it would not bo offered in com petition with tho-etuff offered by a member of tbo clique, there would have been none of this trouble * 3b the Editor of Tht CTifcapo Tribune: Sir : Having soon it stated through tho daily papers that efforts woro being made to remove our Harbor-Master, Oapt. Steele, I wish, if you can spare mo room in your -paper, to raiso my voico against it. Oapt. Steele is au old aud ox- Sononced lake navigator, and understands hia utica as Harbor-Master thoroughly. Ho is known to all Captains trading to this port as a man who will be obeyed, and does his level best to loavo.nothing undone that will advance our river as a navigable stream. Tho most of trouble ou tho river is at tho Lumberman’s Exchange, whore tho stream is fully two-thlrda filled with lumber vessels at certain times. The only way that Oapt. Stoolo prevents groat damage to tho shipping, is by.keoping tho channel clear, which way has, unfortunately, provoked tho iro of a burly policeman who struts and fumes upon tho dock. I think it is to be regretted that, in mak ing tho appointment of Harbor-Master, this policeman was not consulted. What do tho cavillers wish ? Our river is kept clear, and very little damage is done, when wo look attho crowded state of tho narrow branches of tho river. Bob Stay. TITB ENGLISH GRAIN SUPPLY. Tho Manchester Examiner, April 23, has tho following : Tho bright weather of tho paat week enabled farm ora to make much progress with outdoor work, ami, consequently, tho supplies of English wheat sent to murkot have been limited. Trices have, therefore, shewn firmness, tho tono being further supported by tho comparatively small quantity of wheat appearing off tho coast. Millers have shown no disposition to operato boyoud tho octual requirements of the mo. Mont, relying upon tho influence of tho flno weather, and of tho arrival of tho large quantities of wheat uow afloat, upon prices, At the samo time, wheat of fluo quality Is scarco and Is much wanted, while tho quota tions on the Continent, which have slowly louden up wanl during tho past fow mouths, show no appearance of giving way. On tho contrary, it would almost seem that further shipments will bo. mado to Franco and Belgium. Trices lu aro too high to admit of Importations theuco ot a profit, while It la difficult to see how the trado can bo carried on with tho Danish and Baltic ports with tho very small margin now offer ing. Tho hulk of our supplies for tho remainder of thu season will come from Houth Russia and America, and especially from California, but there Is no doubt that our requirements will bo fully, if not abundantly, covered. So far, our Imports Imvo como to baud with very little effort ou our part, lu spite, in fact, of n reduction in prlco iu some Instances. It will oxclto no surprise, therefore, should our Imports ho chuokod during the remainder of tho season. TUB CROPS in VaANOK. Tho following details of tho stale of tho crops in Franco have boon received: “Tho general situation is aatiHfactory, at the last fortnight of fluo weather has been very advantageous, and the labors have been carried on with great activity. The spring sowings havq been etlectod under fair conditions. Every where the whoat-shootH present an excellent prospect, bolug both green and close ; the oolaaa also look well. Xn all tho country which surrounds Paris,—that Is to say, within » radius of sixty leagues.—the hopes of a ,{uod harvest ocom likely to ho realized. In tho south, he repeated Inundations havo not boon too prejudi cial, as tho pasturages and artificial meadows havo largely profiled by them, and aro uow magnificent, •the trees, also, aro blosaomlug favorably. l&test. In tlio afternoon wheat was moderately aotlyo, MU} a el)ado oaelor, at f 1.27%(5>1.28X eollor $1.27%. Bailor tho mouth sold at $1.20%@1.20%. Corn was qulot and Xo V°" or » r1 88 #° cash. and do%o eotfor •VJor COO brla mesa pork at on™? 5 . 500 . 1 * I ®,! 10 Bollor Jun <> Bt $17.40, and 3,000 brla do aollor July at $17.00,. For lard, flollor Juno, $0.15 was bid. Nothing doing iu other produce, or lake freights CHICAGO DAILY MARKET. iTcnrrrtr . Evening, May 7. alcohol—Was In request at an advance of 10. 04 “ l *1.77(81.82. n.T™.. iM CORN—^I-allr to choice grade, wore la good '* i ln w r °r quiet ood unchanged. Kau'araio.”. 0- ., 1 W •«Wo PT 'lhi No. 1 aleck htald, S(gsXa; No. 3 do, .(SINO : No. 3 do, 3(33>/o• rt(l,' srsS«c' ' d ° rc “ ll1 ’, 3 9 <c l do polo Bail ■|»^ U iT™?~W l tho OTcaptton of a alight reduction In prices of roll butter, which, nolens of good quality, la almost unsalable at any price, llioro were no further changes to note. Choice packed butter readily com mands the quoted prices, while for something fancy f'oo b "‘ °, r «Buro" may bo realized. BWppora are taking hold a little more freely, but the principal in y ‘ 8 f° p * ooa * consumption: Common to choice roll, 100250 ; strictly choice dairy, packed, 80@33o: “Bdlumto good, 24@2C0; Inferior to common, 0@230, : » f'OJNO— Prlcoa range the same ss for a month past. There is only a moderate inquiry for any lino or goods, and tho markst may bo quoted qulot and ■toady, as follows: Stark, 37c ; Ludlow, 86c; Lewis ton, Creek, 31c; burlap bags, 4 and 8 bu, 20@22c; gun nlca, single, 17(918o; double, 38@290; wool sacks. OTWfI. LEANS AND PEAS—Beans wore in moderate de mand on local account. Peas are quiet and unchanged, we quote t Choice hand-picked navies, $2.5502.60: do mediums. $2,4002.15; Inferior grades, $1.2302.00: Breen peas (In brla), $1.1001,05; yellow do (In bags) BUILDING MATERIALS—Continue to moot with a ( i^ ra 9. nqhjry at the annexed prices s Stucco, $2.60 @2.75; Now York stucco, casting, $3.76@4,00; su porflno do, $3.0004.00; Portland cement, $7.00© 8.00 per brl; Roeondalo cement, $3,25@3.60; Uti ca, Louisville, and ' Akron cement, $2.00 per brl • marble dust, $3.25@9.60; Umo in bulk, 00c@$1.00: Mmo (brls), $1.35, per brl; white sand, per brl, slji b ßlr , P'* bu, 40@500 ; Are brick, per I.OCHL $40.00@00.00; building brick (common)! $8.60@0.60 ; sower brick, $I2.00@13.00; county brick, $12.00, delivered; • St. Louis hydratUlo pressed, $45.00! del.; Milwaukee pressed, $32.50, del.; do common!. ;£4.005 Badno- pressed, $30.00, del.; do commdnr • 14.00; Hillsdale, $25.00, del.; Indiana pressed, $22.00 ©34.00; do common, $12.00 ; Jlro clay, per brl, $3.00. or SIO.OO per ton. Tho’following la tho list or prices per box of 60 feet for domestic window nlais. from which a reduction of 45 and 5 per (cut is mado to dealers; * \ rtnt Double i v v in(A'a.iA Quality, ttrenqth, i Tzioto 8110 c.75 000 6x14 to 10x16 8,10 12*00 12x18 to 10x20 ....... 0,25 IQ 00 18x22 to 18x30 .. . 11 00 M ’ 20x28 to 24x30 13.00 91 00 80x00 to 40x50 '. .... ii ‘Jo CHEESE—There was very little doing in this mar kol, the demand being almost wholly confined to small lots, Just to meet tbo immediate requirements, and prices for tho present must bo considered slmnlv ■ nominal. IVo quolo: Now York factory, 160100; Ohio factory, 130140 5 Western factory. 12014 c, COAL—Remains inactive, with prices unchanged. • Several cargoes havo arrived within the past three ®i nd Jower ' prices may bo looked for soon. ore quotations : Lehigh, lump, $12.50 @13.00; prepared,sl2.6ool3.oo; Lackawanuo,sl2.oo: Erie, $10.00; Briar HIU, $10.00; Walnut mil, $10.00: Blossburg, SIO.OO ; Cherry Mine, $0.00: Wkiug Valley, Indiana caunol coal, $10.0(5; Indiana wSlngton B rato » *°* oo l $8.00; COOPERAGE—There was no change 'to speak of. The demand from packers is light. Coopers ’ stock is in light supply, and firm. Quotations are given below: Pork barrels. $1.2501,35; lard tierces, $1.5001,70 ♦ wblsky barrels, $1.9002.10; flour barrels, 60@550; pork staves, rough, $17.00020.00; do bucked or sawed, $20.00 @25.00; tierce staves'rough, $20.00@25.00; do bucked or sawed, $25.00028.00; whisky claves, rough, $24,000 28.00; do, bucked, $30.00033.00; flour staves, $9,000' 11.00* circle flour beading, 7@Bo per sot; flour boon polos, $14.00015.00 per .m; pork and tlerco poles. $30.00035.00 per m. * EGGS— - Wore active and Arm, at HJtfQiaj-fc, the former price for loose packages, and the latter for . barrels and cases in shipping order. Wo note sales of 1,400 doz at 11X0 5 2,600 doz snd 215 cases at 120 • 20 brls and 40 cases at 12X0,- FEATHERS—Genuine live gcoso feathers are scarce and firm. Other descriptions aro unchanged, prices aro as follows: Prime to choice livo gooso at 73075 c from first hands: jobbing prices, 78®85c for assorted feathers: mixed feathers, 40055 c; chicken, C@Bc Sales Include 4 sacks prime live gocso at 760. FISH—The demand for fish continues steadily fair, and prices remain firm for all descriptions, A num ber of small lots of whtteflsh havo come forward recently, hut tho supply has not equaled tho demand. Wo repeat our list: No. 1 whltoflsh. Jtf'hrl, $7.00; No. 2 do, $5.75; No. 1 shore mack* orol, X hrl, $11.00011.25; No. 1 bay, $9,000 0.25; No. 3 bay mackerel. X hrl, $7.2507.60: No. 1 aboro kits, $1.8501.00; Lank codfish, per 100 lbs. $5.0030.25; George’s codfish, $0.7507.00; Labra dor herriug, split, brls, $9.0000.60; doX brl, $4.75 ©5.00; Labrador herring, round, brl, $8.0008.60: dox hrl,. $4.2504.60; box herring' No. 1, 31033 c; box herring, scaled, 42045 c; Columbia lUver salmon. X brls, $10.00010.25. ’ FRUITS AND. NUTS—Dealers report a light busi ness doing In domestic, but foreign assortmeuts aro meeting with a fair Inquiry. lUlalus, prunes, and currants are cany. Nuts, also aro rather weak, though not materially lower. Wo quote: Fokbion—Dates, B@9c; figs, drums, 11014 c; figs, box, 14X015X0 J Turkey prunes, 9X01Oc; raisins, $2.65 @2.76; Zanto currants, Vt&Wc, Domestic—Alden apples,lß@2oc; Michigan do,s@7c; Western do, 6Q6c* Southern do, 4@60: peaches, pared, 17019 c; peach es, halves, O3OX0; do, mixed, 4x®7Xo; blackberries. 909X0; raspberries, 40041 c; pitted cherries,22t.i2ic. Filberts, 14@15o; almonds, Tetragons, 210 33c; Naples walnuts, 24@250; ‘Brazils, ll@l2o; p5- caas, 11012XC5 African peanuts, 5X070; Wilming ton poanuts, 7080; Tennessee peanuts, iuraoc. QUEEN FRUITS—Wore in tolerably fair request. All tropical fruits oro firm. Tho slock of cranberries is getting very low aud tho trade for tho sea son la about over. Tho following aro tbo prices current: Apples, common to fair, $1.0003.75; good to choice, $3.0004.00 per brl from store; cranberries (cultivated) at sß.oool2,ooper brl; lemons at $5,500 7.00 per box; Palermo oranges, $5.0006,00; Messina do, $6,6007.00. Pineapples, $5.00 per doz. Bananas, $3,0007.00 per bunch. HOPS—Wore quiet and nominally unchanged. We continue to quote: Prime to choice Western, 35040 c • common to fair, 26030 c. GROCERIES—OnIy a moderate degree of activity was noticeable In any department of tho grocery mar ket tho demand being chiefly in the shape of “ orders " and mainly confined to staple articles. Coffee wore exceedingly firm, and an advance is talked of. Sugars, also, aro strong, prices again being quoted higher at tho East. Syrups and molasses wlto dull and easy. Rico, soaps, and spices were steady, Tho American Orocer says of tbo oofloe market; “ Tho distributive trade has been larger and con tinuous, and, in consequence, buyers of invoices havo boon more liberal in iholr purchases. Prices have advanced X@X°» tJl ° I»Mcp dffuro on low grades. Our advices from 1110 indicate that the daily receipts have fallen off to a low figure, and (hat tho stocks at Rio aro being gradually diminished. It is evident that tbo decline at Rio has induced planters to bold back their supplies, hoping that a deficiency In tho coming crop will maintain the present high prices/* Wo quote: Bi CUrb. Soda—7l£©oVc, OorrKxa—Mooha, 320330; 0. O. Java, 27(3280: Java, No. 3, 26020^0; fancy Bio, choice do i prlmolUo, 2JJ» 023>50; good do, 22V ®230; common do, roasting do, 10V® 20JXo; Singapore, 23#Q24c; Coata Rico, fancy, 3*k@ 34V0; do, prime, 23 V021o; Maracaibo, 23®23 Vo. Candles—otar, full weight, weight, IC®l6#o; do short weight, U@l4^o, Rios—Patna, 8tf00tfo; Rangoon, 7V®Bo; Caro- Una, B*C®9o 5 Louisiana, 808Xc. Sugars—Patent cut loaf, oniahed, powdered, and granulated, 12^(312?,'0: A. etaudard, llV011?;o; do No. 2, US'®H\;o; B, 11011 Vo • ex tra O, ll®ll«;o.; ONo. 2, yellow 0,10 V choice browy, 10^@10^o: prime do, 91/0 lUo; fair do, choice molassea augar, 10 01OA^o; fair do, Oif®9.JtfO: Now Orleans sugar,

choice, 10010X0 5 do prime, 9 v®9Vo; do fair. 9® 9j^o: common, 808VO, timers—Diamond drips, $1,3301,85 •' silver drips extra fine, 730750 {Rood sugar-houso syrup, 45Q480 ; extra do, 50055 c; Mow Orleans molasses, choice. 83 @85o; do prime. 75@80o; do common, M@7oo; Porto Klco molasses, choice, CSQCSo; common molasses. 83 0400, Salbratcs— Common to bcsL 0010 c. Spioeh— Allspice, 17@18o ; cloves, 37038 c ; casein. 88040 c ; popper, 23X024X0; nutmegs, $1.2501.30: ginger, pure, 28030 c; do Mo. 1.20023 c: do No, 2,10 @loc. . Boapb— French moliled,oX@oXo; Gorman mottled, 71*07X0 ; Golden West, 60OXo J White Idly, OXO Cxc; White Rose, CXOBXo J brown Windsor, 4XO 4X° i palm, COBX C • Bavon Imperial, 8X0O?*c. Btauoii—o loss, 9,X©100; corn, 0011 c; laundry, fi® To; common, SXOOo. II AY—No quotable changes took place In this market. Pressed prairie vraa in good request at very full prices, but aside from this the market showed Bigun of weak ness. Wo quote wholesale prices paid hy dealers, as fallows, cars to contain 20,000 (La: On Tkaok—Timo thy, boater pressed, $18.00017.00; timothy, looho S ceased, $16.00018.60; prairie, pressed, $12.00013.00, n Wauon—Timothy, loose. $18,00018.00; prairie, loose, $14.00017.00. For delivery of pressed, SI,OOO 1.00, according to distance. HIDES—Were again, dull and weak. Eastern buy ers are virtually out of the market, and, un der accumulating stocks, prices are still working downward, Wo reduce quotations n i(o, as follows : Green city butchers’, 7c; green cured light, lIQUXc; do heavy, lO01OXo; part mired, lO01O,Xo; greeu calf, 16e; vc(u kip, 14c; dry calf, 260; dry kip, 220; dry salted, 17018 c; dry 11101,200210; long-haired kip, HXo; deacon skins, 40060 c; grubby, scored, cut. or otherwise damaged, two-thirds price. IRON AND STEEL—About tbo overage demand exists, the following being the cnrv&i) rates: iron 4 4-100 4 6-10 rates [orse-shoo iron. Plate Iron, common tank, Russia iron Ittusia iron, No. 1 ataluod IHo ih Norway Jr0u,.... 0 @ o>tfo tb Norway nail rods , V)tf @loo yjb German plow itool ..11 @!3o y lb English cast plow steel 13 (&Vi%o %hb American tool steel 17tf @lHu ylb Chrome toolstoel lb @3O y Jb Bugllih toolfllcol @‘JJ| rulag English soring steel 11 rales LBATUEU—A quiet fooling prevailed in this mar ket, but prices wero firmly adhered to, both for do mestic and imported Hock. Below are tho quota tions : HEMLOCK. Oltyharnei* | 39® 41 OounlryliMuwi..i,..CQ(£ Q8 Lino, city, ft lb Kip, ft lb Kip, veals Oily upper, No. 1, ft ft..., Oily upper, No, 2, ft ft.... Country upper, No, 1 Collar, ft ft Calf, city Calf, country Rough upper, standard,, Rough upper damaged.... Buffaloslaughter n010,..,, "B. A,” aolo S*? :••••* 1.359 1.15 ft l^nVaV/.-.-. r™ch?^toin;:;":;:^ French calf,*2l to IC5§ 280 Fronchklp, 50 to 100 lbs .... ffljg METALS AND TINNERS’ .BTOOK-ThoSemiiid continues moderate. Tin plate is 00c lower, end 20x28 SI.OO off. The decline is owing mainly to local com petition. Sheet-Iron Isa trifle easier; other materials are unchanged. Wo quotes Tin Plate-10, 10x14, I1B.C0; do, 12H2, $15,60: do. S3O 2 06 $10.00; do, roofing, IC, $14.60 ; do, 26x23) Pig Tin—Largo, 42c; sraell,43o; bar, 410. Biirbt Ziho—Full casks, Ho; half casks, UkQllkcs leas quantity, 11 wo; slab, 00. ' Bhert Iron—No. 24, fl&o rates. Galvanized Ibon—No. 16@20, 180 5 No. 22®24. 180 • No 25020,170; No. 2L 180 {No. 28, ioo. of 16 per cent is made from tho Hit. Ooppßß-Ooppor bottoms, 45@480; braalors, ovftr 12 lbs,47c; tlnnedcoppor,43o, Wmc—2 to 5. 80; 0,8, and 0,10 c; 10to 11, lie: 12 1>; 13andl4,12>fc; ISandlO, l4o; 17,15o: 18 Iflo; 10,100; 20,20o; full bundle, 15 per cent dis count; feuco wire, 7W@7. s fc. NAILS—Wore lu tolerably fair request. The market la weak at |s.37>tf rates, though without quotable change j lOQCOdf ucrkog, $5.37# rales; 8dd0,55.02w ; 6d do, $5 b7*tf; 4d do, $0.25; 3d do, $0.87#; 3d do W* a J>fS 24 do. 18.02 M ; clinch, $7.75. * ' NAVAL STORED—Wore active at the annexed qno- Rwon* ’• Manilla rope, ft lb, 18@19o; sisal rope, ft lb. hemp eaeh cord, ft lb, 20®230; marline, ft lb, 20(8220; tarred rope, ft lb, 10(817o; oakum, ft bale, $5.0000.60; pitch, ft brl, $6.00®7.00; tar, ft GlLS—Prices ranged tho same as on tho preceding day* of the week, when they wore firmly hold. Lard and linseed are tending higher, and turpentine, also, is armor, in sympathy with an advance at tho East. Following arc tho quotations: Carbon, 20@20 Wo • extra lard oil, 77c; No. 1, 720; No. 2, C7o; linseed 5 do boiled, $1.02: whale, 880; sperm, $2.00 @2.10; neatsfoot oil, strictly pure, 41.10; do extra, 850 5 do No. 1, 8O0: bank oil, 70o; atralts, 750: cl! epbant oil, 03o; turpentine, fll@02o; naphtha, C 3 gravity, 20@21o; naphtha, common. 17®18c. PAINTS, COLORS. AND PUTTY—Were quiet and steady at the prices given below: 4 Strictly pure.. Fancy brands, 1 ZINO, Genuine Vcillo Montague.,... Amorlcon colons. Masury’s railroad colors Palace car colors in cans Rochelle ochre English Vcn, red.... English orango mineral Pittsburgh orange mineral English rod lead American rod lead English Vermillion, per lb Scarlet vorrallUon Paris wh1t0,.... Whiting .0.60010,60013.60 .... 0.60® 0.76 ... 4.00® 4.25 .. 16.60010.00 18.00 > 13.00 11.00011.60 .. 1.400 1.45 SffiSte:::;; s « PIG IKON—No now features were noted In this market. A steady, fate movement Is witnessed at the following quotations : Scotch (according to brand) .'..502.00007.00 Tuscarawas . mon Massillon ciOO Ljllro Superior BS.OOQOO.'OO Chicago stouo coal 5700 otouo coal - • 87.00@58.00 POULTRY—Mon with a modorato Inquiry from the city trade at about yesterday’s prices. Wo noto sales of 2 coops turkeys at ICo ; 4 coops do at 160 ; 20 coops chickens at $4.00; 4 coops do at $3.75:0 coops at $3.60. Wild plgcuos are more plenty and lower, auot able at 40®60o; dressed at 800, POTATOES—Aro In largo supply, Cbolco poach blows ara In demand, but other varieties wore slow. Poachblows aro quoted at 43®500; while nt 380. Sales Includo 3 cars fancy pcacbblows at 600 ; 1 car do nt 49c ; 2 cars cbolco at 450; 1 car at 43c ; 1 car white at 38c ; 1 car mixed nt 40c. | SABII, DOORS, AND BLINDS—Trado under tills head Is only fair. There was no change In prices; tho usual discount of 16020 per cent Is made from tho list rates. SALT—Fine salt was In fair request and Arm. owing to the light supply. Salt Is arriving now quite freely by lake, but tho market Is not ns yet allcclcd thereby, because the receipts consist of grades which are not In demand at present. In fact moat of tho salt laden vessels now arriving were loaded last fall, and wore not able to got through before navigation closed. Wo re pent quotations: Onondaga and Saginaw, flno, $2.00; ordinary coarse, $2.00; coarse Diamond 0, $2.25; ground solar, $2.25; dairy, without bags, $0.60; dairy, with bags, $4.2504.50; Ashton dairy, per sack, $5.00 : ground alum, $2.25®2.40; Turk’s Island, $2.00. SEEDS—llungarlnu and millet wore In fair request and Arm, tho former ai $1.3301.60. and the latter at (1,1001.17*/, Timothy was In moderate demaud. Tho offerings were chiefly composed of poor grades. Sales were made ot $3,4004,00 for common to prime. Glover was dull and nominal at $4.90@5.25 for ordinary, and $0.0000.15 for mammoth. Sales comprise 22 bags prime timolby at $4.00 ; 21 bags at $3.00 ; 75 bags at $3.80; 14 bags at $3.75; 0 bags at $3.70; 46 bags cora mou at |3,40; 160 bags choice Hungarian at $1.60; CO bags at $1.40; 22' bags good at $1.35; 72 bags choice' millet at $1.17 X ? 113 bags at $1.16. TEAS—Tho tea trudo was quiet, with prices easy all around, and for some grades quotnbly lower. Wo note a decline of 20 3o lu tho lower grades of young and old Hy son as follows: Young Hyson, common to fair, 48058 c; do good, 02072 c; do choice to extra flno, (1,0001.10; common to flnb old Hyson. 70@950; common ‘ im perial, COOCSc; good to choice do, 80c®(l.l0; flno to good gunpowder, 70c®$1.10; choice,sl.lsol.2o; extra, $13501.45; choice to extra leaf Japan, 90c®$1.00; fair to good do, 70080 c; common do 420450; colored natu ral leaf Japan, 55@650; common to flno Oolong, 360 45c ; good, 55@05c; choice to extra, 85c@$1.00. TOBACCO—Remains quiet sud firm. Wo quote: Cuewino—Flno Out—Extra, 75085 c; choice, 65® 760 ;• common, OSffiCOc; poor, 40050 c. Puna—Natural leaf, 75@80o; half bright, 60®70o; black, sound, 45@C60. Smoking— Extra, 33@360; medium, 50@330; com mon stems, 27@23c. WOOD—Is active and prices* remain steady as follows: Beech,slo.oo; maple,sll.oo:hickory,sl3.oo: slabs, $7.60, delivered, WOOD—There was no change to note. There was a moderate inauiry on Western account at the quoted prices. Stocks are light and gradually diminishing. Wo quote: Tub, washed, extra medium Tub, washed, common to fair, Common dingy Fleece, washed, XX, light..... Fleece, washed, X, light Fleece, washed, X&XX, dingy. Fleece, washed, medium light. * ■ ’ " *n dir Fleece, washed, medium Jlngy ~37(3420 Fleece, unwashed, XiXX, iu good condition.,, ,30@320 Fleece, unwashed, coarse to medium 30®330 Fleece, unwashed, coarse, and dingy 27@300 Super, pulled 30(3430 Extra, pulled 30(£440 Hurry wool CQIOo less. CHICAGO LIVE STOCK MARKET. Wednesday Evening, May 7. Tlio rocoipts of livo stock bluco Saturday liavo boon as follows: Monday.... Tuesday..., Wednesday, Total 0,070 28,013 1,323 Samo time last week 10,058 • 42,877 2,007 Week before last 0,310 23,620 3,780 Shlpmouta woro ao follows : Cfttlle, Jhga, Sheep, . 1,010 11.078 2,334 0,000 Monday. Tuesday Total 4,000 18,678 CATTLE—Tho tone of the market was scarce ly as firm as ou yesterday, though iu comparison with last week its general features wore decid edly moro favorable for sellers. Comparatively tho receipts were light, tho arrivals since Satur day boiug but little moro than half as largo as for tho same time lout week, and this circum stance wont a long way toward restoring tho oouiidouco of all classes of operators. True, ad vices from tho East wore not of a character to stimulate shippers, but tho moderate uumbor of cattle going forward this week loads to tho be lief that bettor prices will soon prevail at tho seaboard, ami, in anticipation of such a change, the purchases of Eastern buyers wore on a lib eral settle. Tho quality of tho offerings was bettor than tho average of last week, tho proportion of good to really choice droves being more than usually prominent. Tho supply of low grades, however, was suf ficient to satisfy tho demand for such, and prices of butchers’ stuff and stock steers wore only in differently sustained, the former selling slowly at $3,60@1.75, and tho latter at $3.7u@5.0D. Tho range of the market was $3.G0@0,1%’, tho outside figure being paid by llol'horsou for a bunch of extra steers averaging 1,430 lbs. Calves wore dull and weak at $3.UU(<p5.25. There wore a number of droves of corn-fo'd Texas cattle, tho best of which wore hold at $5.00 and upward. Sales were reported at $1.25@-1.00. The market closed quiet and steady. QUOTATIONS, Extra—Graded Bloom averaging 3,450 lbs and upwards $5,8000,10 Choice Beeves—Fine, fat, well formed 3 year to 5 year old steers, averaging I,’JUO to 1,450 lbs f1.C005.70 Good Beeves—Well-fattened, finely formed steers,-averaging 1,200 to 1,300 lbs 6.1005.03 Medium Grades— Steers lu fair flush, aver aging 1.100 U) 1,230 lbs 4,8005.00 Butchers' Stock—Common to fair steers, and good to extra cows, for city slaughter, averaging 800 to 1,100 lbs 4.0004.70 Block Cattle—Common cattle, In decent flush, averaging 700 to 1,080 lbs 9.7905.00 Inferior—Light and thin cows, heifers, stags, bulls, and scallawag steers 3.0003,76 Cattle—Texas. Northern wintered 4.0004.60 Calllo—Corn-fed Texas 4.6005.00 CATTLE SALES. No, 0 0 6-10 rates O,V (id 7 rates So(<9'Jto rates Av, Price, is cfaolce steers 1,130 |s.cs 41® 4.1 600 1.10 8.10 1,20 2»(0 80 .. 260 27 . 280 37 .. 200 33 .. 1.300 1.40 . 1.100 1.35 800 95 .. 270 no .. 830 07 .* 800 82 WHITS LEU>. .$11.00011.60 . 0.00010.60 14.50 U.50@13.00 It’OTTy, upward .. 37.00@40.00' A stock boards 37.00@40.00 B stock boards 28.00@30.00 O stock boards. - . 18.00®22.00 Common boards 14.60@16.60 Joist, scantling, small timber, etc., 10 foot and under 14.00@16.00 Fencing 14.00@15.00 Joist aud scantling, 18 to 24 foot 1C.U0@22.00 Pickets, square... 14.00@16.00 Pickets, flat 13.00@16.00 Cedar post*, split 14.00@16.00 Ccdor posts, round 17.00@25.00 Lath S.6o@ 3.75 Lath, on track... 2.75® 3.00 Ho. 1 sawed shingles 1.60®2.00 A or Star 3.60@3.75 Shingles on track 3.23@3.60 No. 1 sawed 1.25@1.60 Three dollars per car to ho added when transferred, which charge follows tbo sbiuglcs. Thickness—Five shingles to be two inches in thick ness. Length—Sixteen inches. .61@550 ,45@520 .45@i70 .45@470 .43@450 .40(3440 ,43@460 Black-Walnut Counters, $1*00.000160.00; - clear, $C5.00®75,00; common, $40.00060.00; cull. $30,003 35,00; flooring. $60.00@G0.00. Ash—Clear, $30.00040.00; common, $20.00025.00: cull, $13.00018.00 ; flooring, $30.00®40.00. Oak—Clear, $30.00340.00 : common. $20.00®25.00 : cull, $12.00018.00. Hickory-Clear, $35.00045.00: common. $26.00® 35.00 ; cull, $12.00018.00. Maple—Clear, $30.00040.00; common, $20.00@30.00 ; cu11,510.00@15.00, CnUle. Horn, Sheep. 3,914 7.917 113 , 2,458 8,490 700 . 3,700 12,600 CIO Butternut—Clear, $60.00060.00 ; common, $25.00® 35.00. Cherry—Clear, $50.00060.00; common, $26.00® 35.00 : cull, $12.00018.00. Whltowood—Clear, $30.00040.00; common, $20.00 @30.00 : cull, $10.00015.00. Wagon Stock—Hickory axles, per sot, $1.0001.60; wagon polos, each, 460650; box boards, $35.000 40.00. PORT OF CHICAGO, ARRIVED Scbr Reciprocity, Ludington, 200 in lumbor. Prop 8. 0. Baldwin, Milwaukee, COO tons Iron ore, Bohr W, B, Alien, Oswego, 400 tons coat. Scbr Robert Howlett, Wbito Lake, IGO m lumber, flebr Lavina, White Lake, 3,700 railroad tics. Scbr Hattlo Johnson, Port Huron, 300 m lumber, Btmr Muskegon, Grand Haven, 210 brla stucco, and sundries, Sclir Hattie Earl, Ssugatuck, 100 m lumber, Scbr Whirlwind. Ludlngton, 110 m lumber. Hcbr Spray, Holland, 33 cords wood. Sclir O. Harrison, White Lake, 120 m lumber. Bohr Pour Brothers, Manistee, 3,300 railroad ties. Prop M. Grub, Manistee, 130 m lumber. Scbr H. O. Albrecht, Manistoo, 200 m lumbor. Hcbr Petrel, Muskegon, 101 m lumber. Scbr Trl-OoJor, Holland, 8 m staves, 8 brls cranbor rlcs. Scbr R. J. Skidmore, Pentwater, 100 m lumbor. Scbr Jamaica, Oswego, 2,800 brls salt. Scbr J. E. Gilmore, Oswego, 490 tons coal, Bebr Minerva, Muskegon, 200 m lumber. Scbr Ithaca, Muskegon, 130 m lumber, 20 m latb. Scbr Little Iloilo, Muskegon, 120 m lumber, 20 m latb. Scbr Jessie Drummond, Port Colboruo, 100 tons sand (ballast). Scbr J. V. Taylor, Jacksonpoft, 2,200 telegraph poles, 1,000 railroad ties, Scbr J. B. Merrill, Manistee, 200 m lumber. Scbr Liberty, Muskegon, 79 m lumber, 20 in lath, - Scbr Hamlet, Manistee, 160 m lumber. Scbr Z. O. Slmmouß, Manistee, 140 m lumbor. Scbr Westchester, Muskegon, 140 m lumber. Scbr Joses, Muskegon, US in lumber. Scbr Pilot, Muskegon, 115 m lumber. Scbr O. J. Boeder. Muskegon, 120 in lumber, Scbr Mystic, Muskegon, 160 m lumber. Scbr Herald, Muskegon, 150 m lumber. Scbr Wm. Preston, Oswego, 420 tons coal. Scbr Goo. L, Warren, Bmralo, 390 tons coal. Scbr Anderson, Erie, 4-18 tons coal (autb). Bark H. Diesel), Buffalo, 4,484 brls salt. Scbr Bt. Lawrence, Kingston, 1 m bags salt, 850 tons pig Iron, Blmr Muskegon, Buffalo, 800 brls cement,' 1 3,000 brla salt. Barge 0. 0. D„ Grand Haven, 398 m lumber. Bohr A. L. Potter, Milwaukee, 480 tone iron ore. Bark Naiad, Green Bay, 370 m lumber, 175 m shin- Rita, 200 m lath. Bohr Honest John. Muskegon, 96 m lumber, Hchr A. Pluggcr, Muakcgon, 64 m lumber. Bchr Win, Joucs, Muskcgqn, 125 m lumber. Bohr Magnolia, Muakcgon, 116 m lumber. Bchr Emellno. Muskegon, 123 ra lumber. Bchr Glad Tidings, Muskegon, ICO m lumber, 20 m lath. 18 cows 1,143 4.45 17 cows 043 4,00 39 medium ulcers 1,103 0.00 • 39 good steers 1,144 6.40 15 good Bloom 1,230 0,30 03 Texas steers. 1,165 4.76 01 choice steers 1,383 6.70 Uslockora j 033 4.75 IBgood stoors 1,104 6.10 15 good Btcom .1,333 6.35 03good 8t0cm.,...,,, 3 289 6.60 13good steers,.,, i boo 6.40 P°?. tl ,tc «« . 1.294 6.45 i ,a .“ , V 1,513 4.35 18 butchers' 810ck..,,,, 1,033 4,60 OOgoodaloem ....1,383 6.60 S2fi? 0d 8l ? cr8 *....1,180 6.13!* 85 loin. . 0.1. 'mo 4.40 MTom. .Imm 11 ego 4.75 23 cholco .toon, 6.06 o3good 8100 m..., 1,829 6 28 .8 Texan .loom 1,145 ~00 JJ H,° oa ■l*om 6.50 10 Toxn, slcor. 1.312 . no 20 good stoors -,1 248 .MO J* Chaleo Blent 1,688 6.78 02 Taxon alcora .1,108 4.60 “» d OOll Meat. 1,321 6.40 £ a “' ' loora J.ioo *.BO 64 Cherokee steers 1,008 4.0314 46 oxen and steers 1,600 6.40 70 cholco stoers.,,. 1,307 6.C0 18 Blockers 033 4.75 10 butchers’ 876 4.60 81 extra 5100r5...1 823 6.00 83 extra Blears.,,, . 1,420 0.12W 16 choice stoora ~,,,1,360 6.75 increased activity waa notice- ODlol in tho bog trade, and as a rcanlt a firmer fooling obtained, though, if wo except good to onolco light grades, which Bold at an average ad vance of 60 per 100 lbs, there was no percepti bly improvement in prlooa. Common, coarse, mixed, and uneven lots wore more-or losa neg lected, and many of (his sort remained In tho 5? n A °l°6o. Sales wore reported at $4.00@4.75 for culls, at $4.00@6.10 for poor to common, at 85.18ffi5.20 for medium, and at $5.25@6.85 for good to best. Tho market closed steady* . noo SALKS. A nn it ?■ Jlv - -do. iVfM. 11? *5-52 <8 259 ■ $5.80 Ol 172 $5.80 173 122 6,1 nOB 2CO 6.26 210 200 6.20 88 293 6 * lß 85 108 6.15 63 204 6.36 in? 2i2 6,20 88 104 6.15 236 6.35 'St m 2 r?2 25 21* 6,10 300 109 6.25 48 212 S-J5 *T" ?2 7 6.10 80 104 6.20 b2 322 M 2 .J i 8? 5 - 10 07 IB * c - 2 ° 83 338 8,10 288 6.20 63 128 4 12«<f 93 2 81 *•" 83 108 6.20 47 290 B*4() 67 200 6,20143 310 6.25 81 321 485 13 * 183 6.20 47 230 6.20 68 204 5/JO 5? 3™ • 5,20 40 307 8 - 10 302 173 6.20 64 180 6.00 63 177 6.35 28 104 425 83 5,15 Cl 223 Bl3 ° 09 1 88 6.20 88 233 6.23 47 198 6,25 40 337 5.30 48 — 219 5.25171 189 6.30 52 213 6.25 BHELP—Tho supply was very light, amount ing to only about 500 hood, and under a fair de mand from city butchers prlcoa woro firmly maintained. Sales wore at $4.00@4.75 for me dium to good choice. Wo quote common to mo -1 UI ? SVSJ? $3.50@4.00, and good to choice dp at $4.25@5.00. Lambs aro Inquired for. and "Who quoted all tho way from $2.50 for poor to $4.60 for oboico. LUMBER. Wednesday Evehwo, May 7. The receipts since yesterday afternoon have boon quite liberal, and. there being a good attendance of buyers this morning, tho market was fairly active Joists and scautllngaro firm at $10.25010,50, and strips and boards at fll.oo@lfl.oo. Following arc tho current: Good to choice olrlpa and bdarda at fl6.00@lC.00; select boards at $20.00®22.00; fair to good boards and strips at $12.00®14.00; joists and at $ 1( ),25@10.50; common boards and strips at $10.50®11.60; lath at $2.50®2.75: shingles at $3.26 • do No. 1 at $1.28. ’ Tho following sales wero reported: Schr Joses, from Muskegon, 110 m Inch at f 13.50: schr J. Bean! from Grand Haven, 150 m common inch at $ll.OO • schr Gladiator, from Manistee. 100 m 2-lnch at sl2 25 130 m lath at $2.60; schr Harriot Ann, from Moskccon. 00 m common at $11.60, and $10.25 for Inch and 2-fncli respectively ; schr Scovlllo, from Muskegon, 100 m coarse mixed at $10.40, mill tally; scht Loo. from Grand Haven, 02 m common strips and boards at - $11.60: schr William James, from Muskegon, 64,300 feet strips, 31,168 feet boards at $11.76, 21,520 feet coarse piece shift* at $10.00,0,800 lath at $2.75; schr Racine, from Muskegon, 123 m piece stuff at $12.00 for 20 feet and over and $10.25 for short. 25 m lath, $2.75; schr Little Bello, from Muskegon. 110 m boards and strips at $12.00,18 m lath at $2.75; schr Blake, from Muskegon, 185 m strips and boards at $14.26. mill tally; schr Herald, from Muskegon, 160 m mixed $12.00 fop Norway, and $14.25 for strips and boards ; schr Liberty, from Muskegon. 00 m joist and scantling at $10.25 ; schr Monsoon, from Muskegon. 125 m common- boards and strips nt $12.50; scow Flora, from Sangatuck, 80 m select and clear Inch boards at $20.00; schr Weschostor, from Muskegon. 115 m strips and boards at $15.50,170 m lath nt $2 76 • schr H. O. Albrecht, from Manistee, 180,641 feet joist and scantling at $10.50; schr Simmons, from Manis tee, Mlchelson and Mary, from Lndiugton, 100,130 and SO m 2-inch at $10.25 ; schr Whirlwind, from Ludlng ton, 105 m inch at $12.25. • * * rnEionTs. Manistee, $3.00(33.25; Ludington, $3.00 ; Mnshegon. $2.50; Oconto, $4.00 ; Menominee, $3.23@3.60: rent water, $2.75: Wnito Lake, $2.75; Grand Haven, $2.25(4 2,60 j Saugaluck, $2.50. AT THE TAHDS. Trade dt the yards was fairly active, the demand being clilofly fop the common grade* of building lumber. Lath on trade ore now quoted at $2.75®3.00. We repeat * -First clear Second dear, 1 inch to 2 Inch Third clear, 1 inch Third dear, thick First and second dear flooring, together, rough 40.00@43.00 First and second dear siding, together... 23.00®24.00 Common aiding 20.00@22.00 Common flooring, dressed, first 34.00@36.00 Common flooring, dressed, second 20,00033,00 Wagon-box boards, selected. 14 inches and HAItDWOOD. MARINE. Bchr Seventh Ohio, Muskegon, 130 m lumber, 35 m lath. ® C J* P P. Hayden, Muskegon, 115 m lumber, 15 m lath, ol ,r Adriatic, Muskegon, 125 m lumber, Bohr 11, Moll, Oconto, 160 m lumber, 40 m lath. Bchr A. Brown, Kewaunee, 85 cds wood, 110 eda bark. Bark Wm, Jones. Eacannba, 8,660 gross tons pig Iron, Bchr Boa Gem, Manitowoc, 03 in lumber. Bchr Annie Tomlnc, Manitowoc, 86 cds wood, 800 m shingles. ’ Bchr Ashtabula, Kewaunee, B5 eda bark. Scow South Bide, White Lake, 180 m lumber SclipN.ll. Ferry, While Lake, 180 m lumber. 15 m latb. Bchr M. Thompson, White Lake, 160 m lumlwr. Scow llowena, whits Lako.loo m lumber, 20 m lath, Bchr E. ElUuwood, White Lake, 170 m lumber. 35 m lath. . . , , . Bchr Progress, Holland, 45 cds wood, ' Bchr A. Fredericks, Holland, 60 eda wood. Bcow South Haven, Bouth Haven, 40 m timber, 850 railroad ties. Bchr J, Bean, Jr., Grand Haven, 140 m lumber, Hchr Leo, Grand Haven, 00 m lumber, Bchr Roberts, Grand Haven, 76 m lumber, 60 m Bohrllßolno, Mn.k.gon, 160 m lumber, 50 m loth, flepp Arollo, Muskogoh, 170 m lumber, ’ Bchr Mbw, Munkciion, 170 m lumber. Bchr L. R, Blake, Muskegon, 100 m lumber, ‘ Heap Monsoon, Muskegon, 125 ra lumber, 25 m lath, Bebr Ida, Muskegon, 80 m lumber, 10 m lath. Bchr A. M. Beers, Mnskegofi, 140 m lumber. Btcam Barge Sheldon, Cleveland, 837 tons coaL Barge Argonaut, Detroit, light, Bchr American, Oswego, 501) tons coal. Btmr s;r e n fl R,chiaond » Buffalo, 2,00u brlfl salt, and sun* Bchr James* R r Benlly, Buffalo, 4,700 brla cement Bark Oneonta, Buffalo, COO tons coal. Bchr Baaco, Buffalo. 403 tons coal, Btmr Alaska, Buffalo, 5 hhds prunes, and Buadrlaa, Bchr Llbblo Nan, Buffalo, 400 tons coal. Bchr J, A, Holmes, Manluleo, 120 m lumber. Prop City of Madluon, Green Bay, 100 m lumber. Bchr Pilgrim, Ludlugtou, 150 m lumber. Bchr O. Shaw, South Haven, 46 cds bark, Bchr Clipper City, Ludlnglon, 130 m lumber, Bchr Wolun, Holland, 83 m slaves. Bchr E. Bcovlllo, Muskegon, 100 m lumber, 20 m lath. Bcow Hornet, Muskegon, 85 m lumber. Scow Black Hawk, Lincoln, 100 m lumber, 10 m lath. Scow Sardinia, Kewanoo, 120 cds tan-bark, • Bcow Evelyn, Holland, 49 cds bark. Bcow Laurd, Duck Lake, 70 m timber, 21 m lath. Bchr Mlcholson, Ludlnglon, 130 m lumber. Bchr Warren, Muskegon, 76 m lumber, GO m lath. Bchr Harmony, Manistee, 160 m lumber. Sr* r 9,-. L ‘ Johnson, Manistee, 180 m lumber. Prop Charles R!otz Manistee, 160 ra shingles, Bchr Tecumseh. Goderich, 2,303 brls salt, Bchr Arab, Ludlnglon, 160 m lumber. Bark Arabia, Kingston, 340 tons salt. BrJS jool m Sh M * nlatoe ' 00 - in lumbor » 100 m Bhingles, • 01*EARED..............Mev 7 Prop City of Detroit, Port Huron, 12,005 bu coru, y i,2OQ uriß Hour. ’ ’ Prnn S/V? W?*’ RU . fffllo » 17 f 929 <»«. ? hUodelpbift, Erie, 39,095 bu corn, 600 brls flour. Prop Brook yn OgdcnsGurgb, 100 brls flour, 45 cases teW 1 * 000 • cora » * brla bocf i 10 brls pork, 40 _ brls flour, and sundries. ■ 1 ’ xr!! 18 i! ow ’ 999 hrls flour, 25.000 bu wheat. Btmr Muskegon, Grand Haven, 23 brla whisky and Bates to Buffalo are quotable at Oc for wheat and fVoßj*o for ooni. To Kingston, 14c for com, aml 160 for wheat. The following charters wero reported: To Buffalo, prop Potomac, com on through rates; schrs £alad, Northwest, and T. P. Sheldon, wheat at Oc Gilmore, corn and rye on private terms. To Kingston, echrs Montauk, America, Molllson, and Jamaica, wheat at 16c. To Sarnia, props D. F. Wade and 8. D. Cald well, schrs Albrecht and Cromwell, corn on through rates, TolallS; capacity, 170,000 hu wheat;' 111,000 bu corn, and 10,000 ho rye. * MISCELLANEOUS. Thirteen vessels from below arrived to-day. The schr Homer will go Into the docks soon and will bo thoroughly repaired. Tho Captain of tho bark Arabia reports seeing tho large fleet of grain vessels, between Point Bauble and-Botser also mot a number of vessels in tho straits. The schrs Lake Forint and Catchpolo collided off Point Saublo Monday night, Tho Catchpolo louthor bowsprit and jibboom. It is not known whether tho Lake Forest was damaged or not. Tho schr David Lyons, from Oswego, Is In port. Bbe is a three-master, and ranks Al. Capacity enual to about 22,000 bu of corn. Tho mammoth tow barge Argonaut, of Detroit, and tho barge Oliver Cromwell, and schr Pelican, have also arrived. Thcao vessels arc In port for the first time, and aroall now, excepting tho OromweU, which has recently been converted into a barge. Tho schr Welland, ashoro nt Manistee, has Anally been abandoned os a total loss, after four days’ futile effort to get her off. Her outfit will be placed upon tho now scow nearly completed at Manistee. An expedition has left Detroit for tho Sault to at tempt to raise tho barges ‘Jupiter and Saturn, sunk during tho terrible gale last fall.. Tho steamers St. Paul and Atlantic, which, with other vessels, wintered at tho Sailors’ Encampment on tho Bault Itlvor, have arrived at Port Huron. Tho rival Is open throughout. Tho schr Wanderer is thought to be a total loss. The prop Russia, from Detroit, la the first vessel to arrive at Buffalo this season. The Fountain City is the first to make tho trip from Buffalo to Chicago. Tho schr Trenton is off, and in Port Colborno, fib* was not materially damaged. From a,Buffalo exchange wo obtain tho following: A three-masted black vessel, said to bo the City of the Straits, Is ashore on Lou* Point. Also tho schr H. G, Cleveland. Both were loaded with coal and bound up, Tho schr Corsican, which has been ashore all winter on the Canada side, loaded with oro, was brought into Buffalo on Monday morning. The props Argylo and Bhlckluna, from Chicago to Montreal, passed down tho canal at Port Colborno on May 5. .$52.00@55.00 . 47.00(360.00 . 38.00@40.00 . 45.00 Sovoral tugs from Detroit have gono out on Lako Huron to render assistance to the grain-iaden vessels from Chicago and Milwaukee, should they require it. Largo quantities of ice continue to pass down St. Clair River, Copt. George Perry, of the barge Poland—one of the Antelope’s tow—was drowned off Port Austin last Friday afternoon. A case of importance to owners and masters of fiteamcra and sailing-vessels has been decided by the Supremo Court of the United States. Tho case was one of a collision between a steamer and a sailing-ves sel. and tho court hold that “the nautical rules re* quire, when a steamer and a sailing-vessel are ap proaching. that from tho very moment tho sailer is in view tho steamer shall watch with tho utmost diligeuce her course aud movements, so as to bo able to adopt such timely measures of precaution as will necessarily prevent the two boats coming in contact. Fault on the part of the sailing-vessel does not absolve tho steamer suffering itself to get In too dangerous proximity. Tho steamer, in allowing such proximity, is chargeable with all tho damages resulting. Tho steamer Is bound to keep out of tho way of the sailing-vessel.” Two of tho moat Important lights on the American coast of Lake Huron aro those of Port su Barques aud Thunder Bay. The first named was established In 1817 and rebuilt in 1659. It is distant from St. Clair River 75 miles, and consists of a tower aud dwelling, of yel low brick, closely connected. Point aux Barques next Is one of tbo moat dangerous localities on Lako Huron, und is tho turning point for vessels entering tho Saginaw Bay.* Sturgeon Point light bears N. N. W., distant 60 miles. Thunder Bay light hears N. by W. x W., distant 73# miles. Point Clark light, on the Canada shore, hoars E. v N., distant 63 miles. Chan try Island light, also on the Canada shore, bears N. E. by E. Ji E., distant 70 miles. Thunder Bay Island has a stone tower with brick dwelling attached, and is situated on tbo southeast point of tho island. Vessels must not attempt to pass to the westward of this light. Middle Island*bears N. N. W. # W,, and Is distant 13 miles. Great Duck Island, on tho Canada shore, beats N. by E. w E., distant 43 miles. Covo Inland light, also on the Canada shore, hoars E, N. E. # E„ distant 74 miles.— Detroit Poet The repairs to tho revolving machinery at Green Island lighthouse, Lake Erie, have boon completed, and tho fixed-varlod-by-flashcs light presented by tho Lighthouse Board will hereafter bo exhibited there as in previous'‘seasons,— Cleveland Leader. Tho following is a list of tho transfers of vessel property which took place in tho Detroit Custom-House District during the month of April; Tug 11. A. Bnllontibo, Ballentlno k Co. to J. P. Sul livan and 8. U. Currie. $9,000; schr Star of tho North, C. O. Blodgett to William Rankin and George Wilson, $7,000; tug Winslow, Dnllcutino k Co. to S. B. Drum . moud, $22.600; barge Oliver Cromwell, J. P. Clark to John Prhlgoou, $14,000; tug John Martin, ouo-six teouth, T. S. Christie to William ‘Livingston, Jr., $2,600; prop Edith, one-half, Candler Bros, to D. W. Dane, $4,000: schr Columbian, James Cooper am! Robert Moglnnity to Western Transportation aud Coal Company, $20,000; stmr Eighth Ohio, O. A. Turner ami J. A, Sloau to John Prldgoou aud John Domas, $0,000; stmr Milton D. Ward, same to same, $18,000; stmr Geo. L, Dunlap, Eugioman Transporta tion Co. to D. Colo aud others, $45,000 ; steamship Gordon Campbell, John Owou ami others to Erie and Western Transportation Co., $69,000; scow Venus, oue half, F. Zibn to O. E. Letts, S4OO ; scow Champion, half, 11, P, Heath to I, J, Heath, $100; tug vutcau, E. W. Hudson to P. Moore ami others, $30,000; scow Me lissa, John Hoffman to Quinlan k O’Leary, $3,250 : prop Phil Sheridan, J. L. Hurd k Co. to J. M. Nicol and others, $35,000 : schr 11. O. Winslow, E. W, Hud son to P. W. Tefield aud others, $16,000 ; schr Sophia Smith, oue-qutirtcr, J. J, Ibbolson .to G. Schwolzbr, $2,000; tug River Queou, one-half, A. M. Keyes to O. L. Poolo, p. t.; tug M. I. Mills, ono-fiftloth, P. F.. Kean to M. 13. Kean, $260 ; steam barge Rouge, Jas. Kelly to Jos. Desauo aud others, $2,376; tug A. H. Balleutlm*, E. F. Lawreuco and others to J. IV Sullivan ami 8, 11. Currie, $9,030.; tug Winslow, same to 8. B. Drummond, $22,600 J stcum-bargo Mary Mills, Reuben Mills and James Taylor to O. MoElory, SIB,OOO ; scow Julia Miner, B. McHugh to M. 6. Lathron, $1,660 ; scow Speed, one-half, George McClure to X’eter Voodro, $500; schr Columbian, R. Moglnnity and James Cooper to John Graham and W„ T. k O. Oo„ $20,0001 scow Storm, H. MoMorruu to D. Metso], S6OO ; scow Melissa, O’Lary, Qululau, and Moglnnity to M. B, Brown, $935 ; schr Hattie, Rose Lewis to A. Summers* field and W« B. Mortimer. $1,000; stmr Dove, p»»« quarter, J. A. Sloan to William McKay, $10,000; atm* Island Queen, same to same, $1,760; stmr Heather Belt, D. Blowart to H. Hackolt and others, $1,600 • tug Thomas Quaylo, Trowbridge estate to 0, H. Parker and E. Fisher, $38,000 ; scow Sliced, Peter Voodre to Elizabeth McOluro, $1,000; scow Garibaldi, V. Welu to William Parker uml others. $3,000; schr Cambridge, one-half. 11. J. Winslow to John Homier. $14,800; schr Portland, D. Whitney, Jr., to B. Whittaker, $19,000,-» Detroit Poet. .May 7, SCALES OF ALh SIZES. | FAIRBANKS, MORSE & OO 111 AND 113 LAKR'ST. LAKE FREIGHTS. SCALES. FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD

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